Full Cannes Lineup Includes Films By David Cronenberg, Jacques Audiard, And Andrew Dominik

The primary lineup for the competition slate at the 2012 Cannes has been unveilend, and it is a very strong list of films. There are quite a few expected entries: David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, John Hillcoat's Lawless (formerly The Wettest County), and Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly (formerly Cogan's Trade), and we already knew that Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom would open the festival.

But the international lineup is even more exciting, with films such as Rust & Bone from Jacques Audiard, Amour from Micheal Haneke, The Hunt from Thomas Vinterberg, and Mekong Hotel from 2010 Palme d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul. As is occasionally the case with Cannes, this year's lineup features many returning Cannes award winners; it's a world-class program.

The downside to all of that is that Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master and Terrence Malick's as-yet untitled romance starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem didn't show up in the list. There is some time for them to be added to the festival lineup in some measure, but (as expected) we'll likely have to wait until this fall for The Master. As for the Malick movie... well, it's Malick, so who knows?

You'll find the lineup as it has been announced so far after the break.


Moonrise Kingdom, dir: Wes Anderson

Rust & Bone, dir: Jacques Audiard

Holly Motors, dir: Léos Carax

Cosmopolis, dir: David Cronenberg

The Paperboy, dir: Lee Daniels

Killing Them Softly, dir: Andrew Dominik

Reality, dir: Matteo Garrone

Amour, dir: Michael Haneke

Lawless, dir: John Hillcoat

In Another Country, dir: Hong Sangsoo

Taste Of Money, dir: Im Sangsoo

Like Someone In Love, dir: Abbas Kiarostami

The Angel's Share, dir: Ken Loach

Im Nebel, dir: Sergei Loznitsa

Beyond The Hills, dir: Cristian Mungiu

Baad El Mawkeaa, dir: Yousry Nasrallah

Mud, dir: Jeff Nichols

You Haven't Seen Anything Yet, dir: Alain Resnais

Post Tenebras Lux, dir: Carlos Reygadas

On The Road, dir: Walter Salles

Paradis: Amour, dir: Ulrich Seidl

The Hunt, dir: Thomas Vinterberg

Thérèse Desqueyroux, dir: Claude Miller (closing film, out of competition)


Miss Lovely, Ashim Ahluwalia

La Playa, dir: Juan Andrés Arango

God's Horses, dir: Nabil Ayouch

Trois Monde, dir: Catherine Corsini

Antiviral, dir: Brandon Cronenberg

7 Days In Havana, dirs: Benicio Del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspard Noé, Laurent Cantet

Le Grand Soir, dirs: Benoit Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Laurence Anyways, dir: Xavier Dolan

Después De Lucia, dir: Michel Franco

Aimer A Perdre La Raison, dir: Joachim Lafosse

Student, dir: Darezhan Omirbayev

La Pirogue, dir: Moussa Toure

Elefante Blanco, dir: Pablo Trapero

Confessions Of A Chile Of The Century, dir: Sylvie Verheyde

11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate, dir: Koji Wakamatsu

Mystery, dir: Lou Ye

Beasts Of The Southern Wild, dir: Behn Zeitlin


Io E Te, dir: Bernardo Bertolucci

Madagascar 3, Europe's Most Wanted, dirs: Eric Darnelle, Tom McGrath

Hemingway & Gelhorn, dir: Philip Kaufman


Dario Argento's Dracula, dir: Dario Argento

Ai To Makoto, dir: Takashi Miike


Une Journée Particulière, dirs: Gilles Jacob, Samuel Faure


Polluting Paradise, dir: Fatih Akin

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, dir: Laurent Bouzereau

The Central Park Five, dirs: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon

Les Invisibles, Sébastien Lifshitz

Journal De France, dirs: Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon

A Musica Segundo Tom Jobim, dir: Nelson Pereira Dos Santos

Villegas, dir: Gonzalo Tobal

Mekong Hotel, dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul